Monday, 28 November 2011

AO4! AO4! AO4!

Hey Y13

Right. Context. Often omitted from your essays.

Research the context in which Wide Sargasso Sea was written. There are three main aspects to this:
  • Jean Rhys
  • Emancipation
  • Role of women
You then need to answer the question:

How does the context in which Wide Sargasso Sea was written influence your understanding of the novel?

By the end of the lesson you need to post a comment of about 300 words looking at one of these aspects. This will then be used in you essay. You can then look at what other people have written to help you with ideas for your own further research. You also then have a little bank of resources that you can look back on when you write your essay proper. Score!

If you find a useful link (not Wikipedia or the related links in Wikipedia...) then add that to your comments.
Three important things....
  • Remember, you need to reference all your work so save any links at the end of your essay.
  • Make sure you link your understanding to the novel so include quotations.
  • Put your initials at the end so I know who's done their work. (You will get a C3 if not on by end of the lesson.)
Some ideas...
You may want to discuss: Rochester's discomfort and dislike of his expereince in the West Indies; how Antoinette's experiences could also link to Jean Rhys' experiences; how the role of women could be linked to slavery or how the status of women is constricting and could lead to madness. Look back at the post about race and Jane Eyre for some ideas.

Let me know if you have any problems.
Ms :)

Friday, 25 November 2011



In the last two weeks we have been selecting quotes for analysis. You have created an excellent bank of resources in the previous post. Remember to look back there when you are writing up your coursework. 

In the last lesson we charted the progression of Antoinette's madness. This should have used quotes to support your assertion. Remember, Part 1 and 2 could overlap as the narrative voices, of course, narrate much of the same time. This is an important activity as it really supports your ability to understand structure AO2.
Here is the PPt from the lesson. The slide with themes and possible focus for your essay is significant.
In Monday's lesson we'll consider the context as not to neglect poor AO4.

Let me know if you have any questions or problems.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Quote Post

Leave as much as you have.
Good game, I thought!